Special Events, Seminars, Guided Tours and Plant Sales

*hours of operation differ from normal hours on special events ending with an asteric

 

 

Guided Walk: October 4 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tour the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Concert: October 17 (7pm - 9pm) 2014

Keith Peter and Talking Sticks will be playing original music at the Pavilion. Regular admission price ($7.42) for non members and members are admitted FREE of charge. The Garden will close at 5pm and re-open at 6pm that day. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket and feel free to bring a picnic basket.

We would like to have one or two food vendors, if you interested download an application here

 

Fall Plant Sale, Open House, and Orchid Show: October 25 & 26 (9am - 5pm) 2014*

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, inviting visitors to see the facility ADMISSION FREE. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens formally opened to the public in October of 1987 and the Open House is a means of celebrating our 'birthday.' In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 40 booth will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society's judged orchid show will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha's entrance building. Pets are not allowed at these festivals. To download an application click here. To download our guidelines click here.

 

Guided Walk: November 1 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tour the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Veteran's Day Special: November 11 2014

Active or retired military get FREE admission into the Gardens!

 

 

Guided Walk: December 6 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tour the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Camellia Show: January 3 (1pm - 5pm) & 4 (9am-5pm) 2015

This two day event features prize-winning camellias of all sizes, shapes, and colors. There will be judged exhibits of japonicas, reticulatas, hybrids, and species. In addition to their outstanding winter beauty, some of the varieties are fragrant. This show is geared toward educating the public about the care, culture, and appreciation of camellias, both in the greenhouse and in the landscape. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. For more information on the show please visit the Gainesville Camellia Societies' website at: www.americancamellias.org

 

 

Spring Garden Festival: March 21 (9am - 5pm) & 22 (10am - 5pm) 2015

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a walk-through butterfly conservatory, children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. If you are interested in being a vendor, download an application by clicking here. Please refer to the FLEPPC plant guide of plant species we ask you to avoid selling by clicking here.

Sponsors of the show include: Visit Gainesville, Dominos Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives

 

 

 

Meeting Schedule for Horticulture Societies


Gainesville Camellia Society (view website): Third Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Gainesville Orchid Society (view website): Fourth Monday 6:30 p.m.



(Meeting times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm. 372-4981)
















4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608, (352) 372-4981